ECMI - China Management Improvement

 

 

 

2007 - What's new

 

November 12 - 20, 2007, Geneva

Following the 18 June 2007 visit of a delegation from Beijing Municipality , ECMI has been chosen for organizing intensive 2-week training for a delegation of 25 high officials from Beijing Municipality in the domain of security.

Programme

Members of the delegation

Prof. François Bellanger (Faculty of Law of Geneva University and member of the ECMI board)
delivers the introductory lecture on the organization of security in Switzerland

Left: Wang Jinjiang , Chief of the delegation and Didier Froixdevaux, Director of Strategic Studies at the Geneva Police.
Right: Wang Jinjiang is interviewed by Frédéric Koller, journalist at the Le Temps (Geneva leading newspaper)

Left: Fei Baoqi, Vice-leader of Delegation, Prof. Urio, Wang Jinjiang, leader of the delegation,
Jean Sanchez, Deputy Chief of the Geneva Police
Right: Mrs Christine Lombard, Attorney at Law, Marius Gasser, Internal Auditor of the Geneva Judicial Power, Fei Baoqi, Daniel Zappelli, General Public Prosecutor, Wang Jinjiang, Stéphane Esposito, President of college of Investigating Magistrates

Left: Seminar by Mr Constantin Franziskakis, Director of the Penintentiary Office
Right: Seminar at the Geneva Police headquarters

Left: prof. Urio and Mr Wang Jinjiang, leader of the delegation show the certificates of attendance delivered by
ECMI foundation to the participants. Right: Mr Jean Erhardt, Chief of Cabinet of the Mayor of Geneva, Mr Wang Jinjiang, Paolo Urio
and Mr Fei Baoqi at the farewell party with gifts and certificates of attendance

The delegation with Mr Jean Erhardt and Prof. Paolo Urio at the "Place des Nations"
in front of the European seat of the United Nations building

The delagation in front of the "Palais de Justice" with Mr Daniel Zappelli, General Public Prosecutor (middle)

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October 24 – 28, 2007– Shanghai

Prof. Urio has been invited to visit the CELAP (China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong), which is one of the 4 newest Party schools established by the Standing Committee of the Chinese Politbureau.

Prof. Urio had meetings with Dr Jiang Haishan, Director-General of the Department of International Exchange & Programme Development, Dr. Harry Genfa Liu (director, Associate Professor), Xuezhu Bai (Deputy Director, Chief coordinator of International Courses), Sean Wu, Jasper Jiang, and Amos Ding.

Prof. Urio had meetings with Dr Jiang Haishan, Director-General of the Department of International Exchange & Programme Development, Dr. Harry Genfa Liu (director, Associate Professor), Xuezhu Bai (Deputy Director, Chief coordinator of International Courses), Sean Wu, Jasper Jiang, and Amos Ding.

Visit to CELAP -China Leadership Academy Pudong

 

Dr Jiang Haishan (Director General of the Department of International Exchange,
CELAP - China Leadership Academy Pudong) discusses with Prof. P. Urio

Dr Jiang Haishan and Dr. Harry Genfa Liu with Prof. P. Urio

Dr Jiang Haishan introduces Prof. Urio's conference on Public-Private Partnership at CELAP

Prof. P.Urio answers questions from the participants after his conference

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October 3 - November 5, 2007 – Beijing

Prof. Urio spent most of its time at the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University working on the research " CREATING A NEW DYNAMIC FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR PEACEFUL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Human Security and Equitable Access to Resources in Countries at the Pre-PPP Stage”.

This research covers China , Russia , Poland and Ukraine . The cooperation with Tsinghua University has been sponsored by Prof. Hu Angang, Director of the China Research Center , and is conducted by Prof. Yang Yongheng with the help of Mr Zhang Wankuan (PhD candidate).

During his stay in Beijing Prof. Urio

  • was invited to give a conference on the research on Public-Private Partnerships to the Master and PhD students of the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
  • has also been invited by Prof. Li Xiguang, Dean of the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication, to give a conference on “New Public Management” to the Global Leaders Forum. Prof. Urio has been introduced to the Forum by Prof. Nailene Chou Wiest, Director of the Global Business Journalism at the School

Prof. Nailene Chou Wiest introducing Prof.Urio conference on New Public management in the West

  • had several contacts with colleagues at Renmin University (especially with Dong Keyong, Dean, Li Shaoguang, Qin Huimin, Wang Hufeng, and Wang Dan, for the purpose of further developing the cooperation between the Renmin School of Public Administration and ECMI foundation. Prof. Urio was invited to give a conference on “New Public Management” to the Master and PhD students of the School

Informal meeting with colleagues of Renmin University (from left) Prof. Li Shaoguang, Paolo Urio, Dean Dong Keyong and Madame

  • was introduced by Prof. Li Shaoguang, Director of the Renmin Department of Social Security, to Dr. Xiong Xianjun, Vice-President and Secretary General of the “China Health Research Association”, a NGO linked to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security;
  • had several meetings with representatives of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Beijing Municipality for the purpose of deciding about the last arrangements for a training programme to be held in Geneva in November 2007. For more details see “12-21 November 2007: Beijing Training Programme”;
  • visited again the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) where he had a meeting with Dr. Chen Dongqi, Vice President, Professor, Academy of Macroeconomic Research , and Prof. Zuo Chuan Chang

Left: Prof. Urio and Dr. Chen Dongqi, Vice President, Professor, Academy of Macroeconomic Research
Right: Prof. Urio, Dr. Chen Dongqi and Dr Zuo Chuan Chang.

During these meetings various possibilities of further developing the cooperation between ECMI and Chinese institutions have been discussed.

Prof. Urio was also invited by Swiss Ambassador Dante Martinelli to the Swiss Embassy; he informed the Ambassador of the ongoing and planned activities of the ECMI foundation.

The visit has also been the occasion for several social activities:

Meeting at an Italian Restaurant in Beijing between Prof. Urio and some of his former students at Geneva University
Form left to right: Jiang Ping (Master in Public Management now working in Beijing for an official administration), Prof. Urio,
the Manager of the restaurant, Alessandro Fatovic (master in Asian Studies, now working in Beijing for an Italian Company),
Yuan Ying (Master in Asian Studies, now doing research in China for her PhD)

Left: in the high speed train from Shanghai to Suchow
Right and below: waiting for a taxi at Suchow railway station

 

Left: A painter in a Suchow garden
Right: at a studio of an artist making imbroidery

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September, 2007, Geneva

Ecmi invited a delegation form Tianjin Municipality to visit Switzerland for the purpose of examining the possibilities of cooperation in the domain of training, teaching and research.

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June – July 2007, Rome

Prof. Paolo Urio has been invited by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rome at TOR Vergata from June 20 to July 2. He has delivered 3 conferences to an audience of Master and PhD students on the following topics: (1) Understanding Public Policies in China ; (2) The New Public Management: between theory and practice; (3) Public-Private Partnerships for in-transition Countries.

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June 18, 2007, Geneva

ECMI has organized a short preliminary seminar for a delegation from Beijing Municipality, visiting Euorpean countries for the purpose of finding a suitable place for the training of a groups or their civil servants working on the management of security.

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January 10, 2007, Geneva

Prof. Urio has given a conference at the University of Geneva on “Economy, politics and administration in China in the reform era” within the adult education programme on “Contemporary China: contradictions, strengths and weaknesses at the beginning of the XXI Century” organized by Prof. Nicolas Zufferey, professor of Chinese language and Civilisation at the University of Geneva.

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